Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stone that has been shaped, polished, or faceted by wind-driven sand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pebble or little stone shaped and polished by wind-blown sand.

Etymologies

Latin ventus, wind; see vent1 + (arti)fact.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Anything stolen by Skip from a museum is good enough for me.

    May 27, 2008

  • Nifty! (And good to see you again, s.)

    May 27, 2008

  • A rock formation that has been shaped, polished, or abraded by wind-driven sand. Picked up today at the American Natural History Museum in NYC.

    May 27, 2008